Monday, March 8, 2010

Go green with mangroves!

Photoblog #1

Mangroves are tropical trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats. These plants are very important in reducing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Mangroves absorb carbon dioxide and store it in their sediments. Aside from this, mangroves also serve as natural water filter with a huge number of filter-feeders taking refuge in mangroves’ tangled roots. Moreover, mangroves help in preventing soil erosion in coastal areas and river banks.

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